There are mixed views from Dublin citizens on how the city is marking being one thousand years old.
As Dublin celebrates being a thousand years old there are divided opinions on what the millennium is and how it should be celebrated.
In the mid-1980s much of Dublin city was in a dilapidated state and the city manager at the time Frank Feely came up with the idea to celebrate the city's millennium. It was hoped that the celebrations marking a thousand years of Dublin would provide a much-needed boost for the city and its citizens.
'Evening Extra' took to the streets of Dublin to find out what the citizens thought about the millennium and reactions were varied.
I really don't understand it.
Sure what would I know about it.
I think it's great.
It's getting the Corporation to do work a little quicker.
It's sort of bringing Dublin back to life again.
I think everything looks much brighter and cheerful.
I think it's a great idea. I think, get all the Dublin people together, have a good celebration and make the best of it.
I love Dublin. I'm proud to be a Dublin man but I'd love to see brought back the joviality, the gaiety there was in my time but I can't see that coming back now.
This episode of 'Evening Extra' was broadcast on 11 February 1988. The presenter is Bibi Baskin.